Business forums, training and mentoring
Joining a networking group, business forum or advisory group offers many benefits for your business. It can allow you to share business ideas, receive guidance from peers and mentors and find out about emerging market opportunities, technological innovation and relevant programs and services.
A number of business and networking groups are active in the Shire. Several groups also facilitate information exchange between government and business.
Business and training associations
Business advice and assistance
Coffs Harbour Innovations Centre
The Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre provides office accommodation and business development services for early stage businesses (which can be existing small businesses or a home-based business wanting to become fully commercialised. It is a business incubator who through a 2 to 3 year program can 'cook' your business to full commercialisation).
The offices are furnished, carpeted and air-conditioned and importantly they are situated in a quiet, bushland setting in the grounds of the Coffs Harbour Education Campus.